20 For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. 21 But what fruit were you getting at that time from the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death. 22 But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life. 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:20-23 (ESV)
“The wages of Sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Once again Paul does a compare and contrast between Sin and Christ. Sin equals death, righteousness equals life. People don’t seem to draw the connection here between death and sin. Death doesn’t happen without sin. Death is evidence of sin. Your mortality is evidence of your sin. The mortality of your children is evidence of their sin. Or perhaps we could carry on here in the theme of this passage, Sin doles out death to those who serve him, to those he owns. But Christ dying for our sins, gives us eternal life, gives to those who belong to him eternal life when he makes them righteous.